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Caitlin Oiye Coon

Archives Director, Densho


What inspires meCaitlin Oiye Coon

Empowering communities to tell and preserve their own stories.


I graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in History. I also have an MA in History/Archives and Records Management from Western Washington University and an MLIS from San Jose State University. Over the past 15 years I have experience as an archivist, with a specific interest in community-based archives and the impact of technology in the archival profession. At Densho I currently manage the archives program where I oversee a team dedicated to preservation and access to historical materials and oral histories through digital technologies.


Archives, Digital Preservation, Community-based Archives, Donor Relations